ACOA Says Reagan Gave South Africans Green Light for Lesotho Invasion

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
December 10, 1982
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release with statement by Judge William Booth, the President of the American Committee on Africa, on the South African invasion of Lesotho in which he stated the Reagan Administration gave the South African government the green light for the invasion of Lesotho and the murder of 30 South African refugees and 10 Lesotho citizens through its policy of "constructive engagement". The press release says time after time South Africa has struck into the neighboring states of Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in violation of international law. Each time the Reagan Administration has refused to take any action, even going so far as to veto a 1981 UN Security Council Resolution condemning the invasion of Angola.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive